Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Apostasy Around the Watchtower

War of Words Breaks Out Among Jehovah's Witnesses - The Independent 9/27/11

Interesting to see how different religions treat those who ask questions, and especially those who leave their respective churches. Apostasy is looked down upon by every major religion and has some very serious consequences from death and jail to being ostracized and shunned by friends and family. All for coming to one's senses. In the July issue of The Watchtower, the Jehovah's Witness' magazine, this is what they had to say on apostasy:

* Taken from 'Will you heed Jehovah's warnings?' The Watchtower, 15 July 2011
"Jehovah, the Great Physician, tells us to avoid contact with them. We know what he means, but are we determined to heed his warning in all respects? What is involved in avoiding false teachers? We do not receive them into our homes or greet them. We also refuse to read their literature, watch television programmes that feature them, examine their websites, or add our comments to their blogs. Why do we take such a firm stand?
"Because of love. We love 'the God of truth', so we are not interested in twisted teachings that contradict his Word of truth."

Not real friendly, is it?

Jehovah's Witnesses - Wikipedia

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